UCLA In the News July 19, 2017

UCLA In the News lists selected mentions of UCLA in the world’s news media. See more UCLA In the News.

Foreigners buy record number of U.S. homes | Los Angeles Times

However, William Yu, an economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, wasn’t particularly surprised over the increase in Asian buyers in California. He said the most restrictive measure to stem outflows from China came at the end of 2016, meaning a good portion of the survey covered a time with less-strict regulations. As home prices have risen in California and capital restrictions increased, he said buyers from China might simply be casting a wider net for cheaper properties.

Exome sequencing unravels rare disease mysteries | Medical Xpress

“Unfortunately, there are a lot of people living in that no-man’s land, desperate for any type of answers to their medical conditions,” said Dr. Stanley Nelson, professor of human genetics and pathology and laboratory medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “Many families suffer for years without so much as a name for their condition.” What exome sequencing allows doctors to do is to analyze more than 20,000 genes at once, with one simple blood test.

The high cost of free parking | Vox

“Look at any place from the air, any suburban place from the air, you’ll see an awful lot of land taken up for parking. And most people don’t know why it’s our policy — that we require our cities to be built with a lot of parking,” said UCLA’s Donald Shoup. (Approx. 1:20 mark)

Hammer retrospective gives overlooked artist her due | Los Angeles Times

When you think of Italy and food, do canned peas immediately spring to mind? Probably not. Which is one reason why a short film by Italian artist Marisa Merz at the start of her retrospective exhibition at the UCLA Hammer Museum is so beguiling.

Honesty with friends, family, employers about depression | KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk”

“Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In the U.S. alone, disability causes employees to miss the equivalent of 200 million days of work a year,” said UCLA’s Danielle Keenan-Miller. (Approx. 2:50 mark)

Tax land, not development, to solve housing crisis | Los Angeles Times

(Commentary by UCLA’s Michael Manville, Paavo Monkkonen and Michael Lens) The way around this dilemma is to fund affordable housing by taxing land, not development. Taxing land value — one of the oldest ideas in public finance — makes sense on every level that taxing development does not. L.A. has much more land, and land value, than it does development. This means a small land tax could raise more money than even a high linkage fee. 

What ACA repeal looks like and how leaders will respond | KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk”

“Well I think it’d be tremendously disruptive. I think that it would send a signal to the insurance markets that Covered California is going to go away and that the subsidies that have been available may or may not continue to be available,” said UCLA’s Gerald Kominski. (Approx. 10:15 mark) (Also: CBS News)

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